4.16.2011

one for the record books

The Urban Outfitters Sample Sale was incredible. BEYOND incredible.

Best $50 I've ever spent.

Lessons learned:
-Get there EARLY! I was about 10th in line and I got there at 10:40am--sale started at noon. Worth it.
-Sorry dudes, but if you are shopping for strictly menswear, this sale is NOT worth the $50. Not even close.
-Don't get excited about finding housewares, their samples were lame-o.
-If Black Friday sales or store like Ross stress you out to the point of paralysis--this sale is NOT for you. This is all about digging through TOTALLY unorganized tables and racks, and fighting ferocious crowds.
-Remember, this is a sample sale. Things are sample sizes--there are smalls and mediums, but nothing bigger.
-Quick judgment skills are key--pick it up, decide what you think of it, and stuff.
-Go for the shoes first (Paige took the cake on this one. See below.)
-Check for holes. A lot samples are destroyed to avoid being worn or sold. Some slashings are obvious (like the whole back is cut out), and others are subtle (a one inch square cut out along the bottom). If you are sewing machine savvy, some of it is salvageable. But inspect before you stuff.
-Wear sunscreen (learned the hard way)


 



Total loot: 
6 tanks
1 purse
3 belts
1 wallet
1 leather jacket
1 pair of jeans
 2 ties for the hubs
2 sweatshirts for the hubs
3 pairs of tights
4 underthings
10 tops
1 dress
1 romper
2 cardigans
1 pair of earrings
1 bracelet
= 40 items

Paige and I decided that I did better regarding being quick and selective--there was literally only one thing that when I got home I said "What was I thinking?"

However, Paige definitely won the award for best bang for her buck--she made out with TWO leather jackets and an AMAZING pair of Frye boots. She also snagged a few more accessories, which upped her total items to 50.

Yeah, I kinda wanna kill her.

I couldn't even count how many times we sang "Ohh, ohh, ohh... Just throw it in the bag!" 
Definitely the song of the day.

1 comment:

  1. wish i could've been there to shop with you! i miss you claire friend!

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